Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang
Get ready for big laughs as Chelsea Handler lets loose with more comic personal essays. In this new, no-holds-barred account of life on the ridiculous side, Chelsea mines the wealth of material that is her family, her sex life, her c...more
Though, a fault thus far noticed: Chelsea's essay on her campaign for getting the Cabbage Patch Kid which will set her apart on the playground ends with a photograph of Young Miss Handler holding aforementioned Cabbage Patch Doll -a sort of trophy shot.
But, throughout the essay, she describes the Doll of her Dreams as being brunette. The one in the photograph is blonde. Which is it, Chelsea? Which. Is. It?
From the get go, I felt incredibly wrong for reading it. So much so that after reading the first three pages and feeling like a pedofile for continuing to read, I almost returned it. I then wondered about the direction the book could possibly take and...more
This was quite a drop in quality after Are You There, Vodka? Chelsea Lately's new book starts out, well, weird, with a 30-page discussion of an eight-year-old Chelsea Lately's first year of masturbatory discovery. Yeah, there is an ick-factor. If you want...more
EDITORIAL REVIEW: ***WHAT . . . A RIOT! *** Life doesn't get more hilarious than when Chelsea Handler takes aim with her irreverent wit. Who else would send all-staff emails to smoke out the dumbest people on her show? Now, in this new collection of original essays, the #1 bestselling author of *Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea* delivers one laugh-out-loud moment after another as she sets her sights on the ridiculous side of childhood, adulthood, and daughterhood. Family moments are fair
2. I gave this book four stars. I thought most of the stories were hilarious, but I did enjoy Are You There Vodka? Its Me, Chelsea more than this book. I thought it was a great read to come home to after a stres...more
While Ms. Handler's first books focused on one night stands and excessive...more
To say this book was disjointed would be an understatement. It’s downright schizophrenic. It jumps wildly from childhood memories to relationship stories to drunken ramblings with little to no connection form one to the next. I am not very familiar with Chelsea Handler except that I always feel like I should like her more than I do. Many of my friends like her and many other comics I enjoy seem to like her (such as Kathy Griffin). From time to time, I’ll t...more
Chelsea Handler was trying too damn hard.
The first chapter was....crude, stupid, awkward and nauseating. I tried to find the humour in an 8-year-old girl who discovered her vagina and her masturbating adventures but all I thought was how stupid and unfunny it was. The second chapter didn't get a giggle out of me, either, and I saw no point in trying to read any more.
I also found it strange that an 8-ye...more
1. The masturbation chapter that opens the book. An ENTIRE chapter, about EIGHT year old Chelsea and friends masturbating at slumber parties. Really?? I have an eight year old. And I was an eight year old once. Maybe in junior high, but SECOND GRADERS?? I don't think so. And it just went on and on and on. I kept reading, though, because I thought to myself, can it really be this bad? Surely this is all a joke? And yet, the rest of the book...more
1) Intro the story with a horrifying metaphor, set up what could has potential for a funny story
2) Jam in a sidebar of something totally unrelated th...more
The first two or three chapters are fun, but then Chelsea runs out of steam or something and just falls on her face.
The book dies for me in the middle somewhere, when Chelsea tells a rather sleazy story about trying to get her chauffeur some action on vacation, and it turns into a drunken spectacle with some insane woman calling Chelsea a bitch and pushing her around a little.
That chapter is clearly missing details, either because they're too st...more
Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang is comprised of stories about random, crazy adventures and incidents from Handler's past. This specific memoir also includes pictures to go along with the stories, which is an excellent...more
Famous for her talk show Chelsea Lately on entertainment cable...more
Her prankster/inability to tell the truth...more
That being said: this book has none of the wit or charm that makes me tune into her show This is a slapped together piece of shit where she simply tells stories about her vacations and her family without grace or humor. It lack...more
It’s a series of essays/stories that, to be honest, I have no idea if they’re complete lies, slightly untold truths, or blatant elaborations but I also don’t care. This book was hilarious, witty, and downright fun. Sure, I could have easily stopped at the e...more
Chelsea is at her best when talking about the weird predicaments that she finds herself in, whether at work, in her social life, or with her family members. Her stories aren't as fun, thoug...more
This book begins with a chapter about "the feeling." She makes no bones about jumping right in and talking about orgasms and dry-humping everything in sight and masturbating and her "cos...more
Don't get me wrong I for sure had many laugh out loud moments, and was entertained by her shenanigans and stories but it seems very thrown together as a book in general. T...more
I don't know if the lack of hilarity is due to a rush on the author's part to get the book to print or if she is slacking because she knows she has a solid fan base. I certainly hope...more
-I leaped up from the sofa and announced I felt a bout of diarrhea coming on, which was really the only ailment my father ever took seriously.
"What did she eat?" he asked my mother.
"Cat shit," I said, running out of the room. "The kids at school made me eat cat shit today, because I'm wearing jeans from Sears."
-This is where he finds Nim, his eight-year-old daughter he's left for several weeks alon...more